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Elaina is a baby girl’s name that means “bright, shining light”. It is a less common variant of the name Elena but is a beautiful alternative spelling.

Meaning of the name Elaina:

English: bright, shining light

Origin of the name Elaina:

Elaina is an English girl’s name that means “bright, shining light”. Elaina is derived from the name Elaine and ultimately the name Helen.

Symbolism of the name Elaina:

Elaina has a meaning that is bright and beautiful, a guiding light to all of those around her.

Style of the name Elaina:

traditional

Gender of the name Elaina:

Elaina is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Elaina:

i-LAYN-ə, ee-LAYN-ə

Number of syllables in the name Elaina:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Elaina:

Elaina evokes feelings of refinement and kindness.

Alternative spellings for the name Elaina:

Elena, Eleina, Alaina

Nicknames for the name Elaina:

Popularity of the name Elaina:

According to the Social Security Administration, Elaina is a common girl’s baby name that first became popular in 1964. The name has gotten more popular over time and sits at #249 as of 2020.

Related names for the name Elaina:

Great middle names for the name Elaina and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Elaina:

  • Elaina Oden (American volleyball player)
  • Elena “Ellie” Goulding (English singer)
  • Elena Sergeevna “Lena” Katina (Russian singer)
  • Elena Kagan (U.S. Supreme Court Justice)
  • Elena Alexandrovna Likhovtseva (Russian tennis player)

Elaina in popular culture:

  • Elena Gilbert (television, The Vampire Diaries series)
  • Elena “Helene” Vasilyevna Kuragina (literature, “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy)
  • Elena Ramos (television, “Dallas”)
  • Elena Fisher (video game, “Uncharted”)
  • Elena (video game, “Final Fantasy VII”)